Wow, that's some task, but here's a "brief" cross section that for me are highlights of Neil's music.
Anytime Sinner Faster Than Light Last Day of June Suffer Never You can Touch Catherine Wheels Private Universe There Goes God Four Seasons In one Day When You Come Love this Life Love You Till the Day I Die Don't Dream it's Over (ofcourse) Holy Smoke History Never Repeats
Wow..tough question! I'd have to say that these are my faves, though:
Don't Dream It's Over Never Be the Same Better Be Home Soon Fall At Your Feet Distant Sun Catherine Wheels Nails In My Feet Together Alone (but this was partially written by Mark Hart, right?) Sinner She Will Have Her Way Twisty Bass Human Kindness Into the Sunset Love Is All That Remains
I reckon I must have made more than 30 copies of this for various people in a desperate attempt to get them to like Neil Finn! (and yes, I've probably lost about $50 in all on the whole thing, but I just say it's a birthday present ). So far I thinkeveryone has liked the collection of songs & at least 8 people (that I know of) have actually gone out & bought Recurring Dream at mid-price, plus someone has bought 4 albums (incl. Finn Bros.) & someone else has actually found some rare Enz vinyl (DAMN THEM!), so the bottom line is: If you make friends up a compilation CD, Neil Finn & his record company will be rewarded in the long run .
#01 - distant sun (live acoustic) #02 - i got you #03 - billie jean (acoustic cover) #04 - mean to me #05 - i can see clearly now (cover) #06 - anytime (live) #07 - throw your arms around me (acoustic cover) #08 - locked out #09 - last to know #10 - better be home soon #11 - fall at your feet (acoustic) #12 - private universe (live) #13 - something so strong (live) #14 - sinner (acoustic) #15 - not the girl you think you are (live acoustic) #16 - sister madly #17 - she will have her way (live) #18 - message to my girl (live piano) #19 - weather with you (live) #20 - last day of june #21 - lester (home demo) #22 - sexual healing (acoustic cover) #23 - don't dream it's over (live acoustic)
So there ... & it all fits onto an 80 minute CD-R.
here the songs i'd put on a best-of (not specially in that order)
1.fall at your feet 2.distant sun 3.don't dream it's over 4.anytime 5.nails in my feet 6.private universe 7.whispers and moans 8.instinct 9.turn and run 10.wherever you are 11.angel's heap 12.I feel possessed 13.never be the same 14.king tide 15.four seasons in one day 16.kare kare 17.fingers of love 18.she will have her way Bonus : throw your arms around me and dots on the shell (with Yothu Yindi)
Well firstly ditch the studio recordings and use live tracks!!
I did a double album a while back of what I consider to be his best work.
1. message to my girl 2. i got you 3. history never repeats 4. one step ahead 5. recurring dream 6. don't dream it's over 7. mean to me 8. now we're getting somewhere 9. world where we live 10. into temptation 11. when you come 12. better be home soon 13. love this life 14. in the lowlands 15. it's only natural 16. fall at your feet 17. four seasons in one day
1. weather with you 2. fall at your feet 3. whispers and moans 4. four seasons in one day 5. private universe 6. distant sun 7. locked out 8. nails in my feet 9. suffer never 10. only talking sense 11. not the girl you think you are 12. astro 13. she will have her way 14. turn and run 15. the last to know
Originally posted by Secret : God: [qb]If you make friends up a compilation CD, Neil Finn & his record company will be rewarded in the long run .[/qb]
Yes, this is true! I made a somewhat similar compilation for a friend who then went out and bought both Neil solo albums, Recurring Dream, and the Finn Bros album. I actually tried to make it more of a Finn Brothers compilation, and put a bunch of live things by Tim and Neil together, along with some Finn Bros. demos, and filled it out with other live Neil solo and Crowded House things.
I have to agree with Neil (Frenz Neil, that is ), that for the most part, live versions are the thing to put on a Finn best-of.
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